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STORY

THIS IS A STORY ON THE WHITE FOLKS. YOU KNOW BACK IN THE OLDEN
DAYS WHEN THE COLORED PEOPLE DIDNH HAVE ANYTHING TO DO. THROUGH
THEYRE DOING, THEY DIDNT HAVE NO WHERE TO PRAY BUT UNDER AN OAK
TREE. AND EVERYTIME THEY START TO PRAYING, WHITE FOLKS WOULD
TAKE AN WHIP AN BUGGY WHIP, WHAT THEY CALL A RAW HIDE LEATHER
TIDED ON THE END OF A STICK, COME DOWN AND BEAT EM. SO FINALLY
ONE DAY THE BLACK MAN DECIDED HE'LL PRAY. HE SAY HE'S GONA TALK
TO THE LORD. AND HE GONA TALK TO HIM IN PERSON. SO HE WENT DOWN
HE DID IN THE WOODS. DIDN'T CLEAN HIM OUT NO PLACE , HE DECIDED
HE'L KNEEL DOWN. HE STARTED TO PRAYING.
HE SAID OH LORD, HE SAID,
I'M DOWN HERE IN THESE WOODS TRYING TO SERVE YOU THE BEST I CAN.
CAUSE WHEN I WAS DOWN AT THAT OTHER OAK TREE, SAY THE MAN USE
THAT RAW HIDE WHIP ON ME, HE DAY. BUT IM GONA TELL YOU ONE THING
HE SAYS, AS I PRAY DOWN ON MY KNEES TROUBLE ALWAYS AROUND. AND
HE SAYS ONE DAY I WAS PRAYING AND I SAY TROUBLE ALWAYS AROUND AND
YOU WHIP ME. HE SAY WHY DID I WHIP YOU HE SAY YOU LET THAT
WHITE MAN DRAW THAT WHIP BACK AND GIVE HIM THE POWER TO HIT ME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): NEGRO BLAMES GOD FOR RACIAL PREJUDICE OF WHITES. ; PRAYER TREE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- B645

Date learned: 10-00-1974

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PROVERB

EVERY OLD CROW THINKS HER OWN THE BLACKEST.

Data entry tech comment: WE BELIEVE THIS REFERS TO MATERNAL PRIDE IN OFFSPRING.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRD

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; OBSERVATION ; PREJUDICE ; UNOBJECTIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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FATTEN THE HORSE

THE EYES OF THE OWNER FATTEN THE HORSE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HIS FATHER IN ITALY.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL

James Callow Keyword(s): PREJUDICE ; SYMBOL ; UNOBJECTIVE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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ITALIAN PROVERB

THE EYES OF THE OWNER CAN MAKE THE HORSE FATTER.
(ITALIAN) OUI QUE DE PATRONE, GROSSE DE CABALLO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MILFORD

James Callow Keyword(s): PREJUDICE ; TRANSLATION ; UNOBJECTIVE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-22-1968

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PROVERB

THE EYES THAT YOU SEE, WILL DO WHAT YOUR MIND SEES.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PREJUDICE? ; TERMINAL ITERATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-12-1965

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JAMAICAN PROVERB

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IF YOU YERRIE BUCKRA TOO MUCH, YOU GO DA COURTHOUSE.

Submitter comment:

IT MEANS IF YOU LISTEN TO WHITE MEN TOO MUCH YOU WILL GO TO JAIL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PREJUDICE RACIAL

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION PREDICTION ; RACISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 09-00-1972

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Vocabulary of Prejudiced Group:

During the first moon walk, prejudiced people in Flint would chant "Coon to the Moon."

Data entry tech comment:

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James Callow comment:

Were they black or white or both?
All were white

sense of "coon to the moon?"

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; SOUTH QUAD

Keyword(s): CHANT ; Coon ; FLINT ; Language ; MICHIGAN ; MOON ; Moonwalk ; PREJUDICE ; RACISM ; SLANG ; Space

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
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